“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their own dreams.” — Tina Turner
Simply the Best
If there was any doubt that Tina Turner is a global treasure, that was put to rest when HBO released its definitive documentary, simply entitled Tina in 2021. The film pays tribute to Turner’s body of work in a career that has spanned 50 years, beginning with her first hit, “Boxtop” with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm in 1958.
Turner’s relationship with Ike, whom she would marry, was professionally quite solid, with the duo spinning out hits such as “River Deep – Mountain High,” and the Grammy Award-winning “Proud Mary.” Privately, however, their relationship was one of physical and emotional abuse.
“I’m pleased with my life, with the journey.” — Tina Turner
Turner divorced Ike in the late ‘70s and went on to relaunch her career in
1984 with the multi-platinum album Private Dancer, which garnered her another Grammy as well as spawning her first number one hit, “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” at age 44, marking one of the greatest comebacks in music history.
Turner’s tours filled stadiums and arenas across the globe and she earned a total of 12 Grammy Awards before retiring in 2009 after selling nearly 200 million records.
With her spiky hair, endless legs, hauntingly sultry voice and relentless drive, Turner, who turns 82 this year, is truly a legendary talent and will forever remain the queen of rock and roll.
“My legacy is that I stayed on course, from the beginning to the end, because I believed in something inside of me.” — Tina Turner